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Haute Designer Vehicles

The Hermes Smart Car

— November 11, 2008 — Autos
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Smart Car, Hermes has issued a stunning designer series to coincide with the anniversary celebration, the Fortwo édition Toile Smart Car.

With the signature Hermes orange appointments of leather, it’s refreshing to see something often criticized as too pedestrian as eco-chic. 10 additional colors are available (the lime is kind of attractive), all of which come fitted with Hermès leather-covered steering wheels and gear levers.

A regular (maybe not so chic) Smart Car retails for around $12,000, but this special edition will go for about $48,000.

Noone ever said looking good and treating the environment gently would come cheap!
Trend Themes
1. Designer Vehicle Trend - The Hermes Smart Car designer series showcases the trend of luxury brands collaborating with automotive companies to create high-end, customized vehicles.
2. Eco-chic Trend - The Hermes Smart Car incorporates sustainable design elements, reflecting the growing trend of eco-friendly and stylish transportation options.
3. Personalized Luxury Trend - The Hermes Smart Car offers a range of colors and premium leather appointments, highlighting the trend of personalized luxury experiences in the automotive industry.
Industry Implications
1. Luxury Automotive - The luxury automotive industry can explore opportunities to collaborate with high-end fashion brands to create exclusive designer vehicle series, targeting affluent consumers.
2. Sustainable Transportation - The sustainable transportation industry can take inspiration from the Hermes Smart Car's eco-chic design and incorporate more environmentally-friendly features into their vehicles.
3. Customization Services - The customization services industry can cater to the demand for personalization in the automotive sector by offering premium leather interiors and bespoke design options.
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